Saturday, 19 January 2008

The Eldon Group. Exhibition 16-30 June 2008

Kelvinbridge Roofs, Acrylics on Canvas,
45x60cm, Gesa Helms 2006

The Eldon Group. Exhibition 16-30 June 2008
Paintings and works on paper in acrylics, oil and mixed media.
St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow.

That is what we will do in summer - a group exhibition with my favourite painting group. It looks funny spelled out that way - suddenly there is name. It's been Tom's suggestion: to name after the street where we meet - very traditional. And it's nice to know that Tom had been thinking about this name and this project for a long time before the group constellation became one where a joint exhibition became possible. Today, he brought some fantastic books with font types - he had trained as a graphic designer in London in the 1950s and does the most amazing modernist plays with colour and form.

So, contacts are collected, plans are made and all the time, I'm very excited about this.

There will be more detail to follow in due course. But the painting above is a first taster. It's the view from our studio space right in the heart of Glasgow's West End.



Lindsay said...

How exciting! Best of luck with this project. I'd love to do something like this so I'll be learning from you. Lovely studio view.

Gesa said...

Thank you! I'm very excited too - and start - despite warnings against - fretting already what should go in and if there'll be interesting enough stuff to put in... lol :)

Casey Klahn said...

Love this one, and also what you've been doing lately.

Links to these group people?

Gesa said...

Cheers, Casey!
Yes - will link once we've managed to get some stuff together to represent ourselves :)